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Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves!

Travel with Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures to Canada’s Far North to observe wild wolves and their pups during the den cycle. See fox, nesting shorebirds, waterfowl, birds-of-prey and beautiful tundra landscapes under twilight of the midnight sun!

All photos on this webpage have been taken by our clients and trip leaders while attending our expeditions at our various wildlife locations in northern Canada

wild tundra wolf - photo copyright Eric Peterson
Photo copyright Eric Peterson

Wild wolves remain one of the world's most intelligent and elusive creatures. Following centuries of persecution, hunting, and even sanctioned poisoning by trappers, ranchers and intolerant Governments throughout the world.
Tthe wilds of northern Canada remain one of the last strongholds - and even here wolves rightfully tend to be shy of humans and their activities.


A female tundra wolf stands watch over her den during the 2015 Wolves' expedition in Nunavik, Canada. Photo copyright Michael Needelman - Click photo to enlarge


A grey- tundra wolf during 2016 - photo copyright Beth Davidow

Wild tundra wolves are one of the most difficult and challenging of wild animals to see and photograph. Their movements are unpredictable and can rarely be pre-determined. Wolves often hunt nocturnally, and can venture out from the den site for days at a time to find and bring down prey.

The single predictable denominator is the den site to which they will inevitably return to feed their young. In our work as guides we set out in advance of the trips to accomplish the formidable task of locating active wolf den sites in the northern wilderness that can be observed from a vantage point at safe and non-harassing distances.


An active wolf den in Nunavik - photo by Rachel Kobernick

Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures is proud to boast that we are one of the only companies anywhere that offers a high degree of success to encounter wild tundra wolves in their natural habitat. We accomplish this without the use of any artificial means such as captivity, feeding or implanted radio devices. Instead, we take advantage of traditional wilderness knowledge of consistent migratory, hunting and den cycle activities of wolves, caribou & muskox that we have learned over four decades of bush flying & guiding in the remote Arctic & sub-Arctic regions of Canada.


Photo copyright David Welling

 

Wolf pups on the camp esker during Dance with Wolves trip  / photo copyright Terry Elliott - Savage Island Photography
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Those who are diligent and are willing to spend long hours quietly waiting and watching over the den site or hidden along wolf hunting trails radiating from the den are often rewarded to the rare, much coveted and absolutely amazing experience of seeing adult wolves and their pups during the primary and secondary stage den cycles in the true wild!
Come join us this early Arctic summer on the magnificent mainland tundra of northern Canada for a wonderful Arctic wildlife and naturalist adventure under the twilight of the midnight sun!


Famed wolf biologist David Mech and professional photographer (the late) Galen Rowell scoping for wolves on one of our trips in 1998

 

 

Click on photo to check out our newest 2015 video of
a beautiful tundra wolf at her densite in the remote
wilderness of Nunavik!

 

 

Tundra wolf pups by their den on a 'Dance with Wolves' trip - click to enlarge /  photo copyright George Nagel
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Featured on this unique wildlife expedition are tundra white wolf den sites that have been active over the past several years - sometimes even for decades - due to the stability of the local caribou and musk-ox populations.

Those willing to spend the time hidden and watching will often see adult wolves and their pups. Wolves are very elusive, and we never know how successful the number of sightings or how close we can get from season to season... but -
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We definitely offer one of the best chances to see wolves in the true wild!


To join our special wild wolves viewing trips, you must make your way 1500 km north on a daily jet flight from Montreal to the remote
northern Inuit settlement of Kuujjuaq Nunavik (northern Quebec). Click on map to enlarge.


Click here to learn more about just where we are - and how to get to us


Click here for a more detailed map explanation about the tundra wolf range in Nunavik Canada

 

 

Click on photo to check out this wonderful 'short' video clip of
remarkable den site activity tundra wolves & their pups
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Three wolves hunting - click to enlarge photo

 

Wolf dens behind camp /  photo courtesy Beverley Morris
Wolf dens in esker sand

 

Tundra wolf / photo copyright David Welbourne
Lone alpha male stands guard

Please email us to request the detailed trip supplement for 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' trips in PDF format



Click
here to make your reservation on the 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' Expeditions!



'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' 2018:
Three Departures:
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

 

July 9-14, 2018

 

5
Single: $5,450.00 CAD / $4,500.00 USD
Double:
$9,995.00 CAD / $8,300.00 USD

 

July 14-19, 2018

 

8
Single: $5,450.00 CAD / $4,500.00 USD
Double:
$9,995.00 CAD / $8,300.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 per person per week booked is required at time of registration

You also have the choice to combine two back-to-back trips of 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' at a reduced rate! Add on $3,995.00 CDN / $2,995.00 USD per person (+ tax)

Please email us to request the detailed trip supplement for 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' trips in PDF format

 

We will start this unique wildllife adventure by boarding a charter aircraft or boat at a remote northern settlement that offers the best access distance to the active wolf dens from season to season, and embark on a 50-400 km journey to the remote sub-Arctic tundra known locally as the 'barrenlands'. We will then stay one of our remote wildlife camps - uniquely situated at one of the most isolated regions in mainland North America!


An aircraft lands at one of our 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' wildlife' camps. Photo copyright Rachel Kobernick

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A recent 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' wildlife camp. Photo taken by Tundra Tom

Once at the wildlife camp located at one of the last true wild wolf ranges remaining in the world, we typically offer comfortable & catered cabin or tent-camp accommodations including shared sleeping cabins or tents, dining & shower facilities. Depending on the site, we also provide an array of equipment on site such as boats and camping equipment to enhance the expeditions; to explore new areas and to seek other dens & wildlife. Occassionally when special wildlife events entice it, we will set up spur-of-the-moment ground tent 'spike' camps to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Sunset on the barrenlands

 

As the Wolves' trips occur before & during the summer solstice period,  there is about 20 hours of daylight, and a short period of dusk. Sunsets can seem to last for hours! 

 

Reflecting moon over the barrenlands

A Dehavilland Beaver aircraft stationed at the wildlife camp t provide air support.  Photo copyright Bill Mullins


Nesting birds-of-prey are often present in this wildlife rich region, including peregrine & gyrfalcon, bald and golden eagles, a variety of hawks, nesting shorebirds & waterfowl. This is an excellent trip for quality birding!

A bird checklist is included with the wolves expedition reservation documents.

 

 

Bull musk-ox wading tundra stream / photo copyright Steve Maka

During this time of season and depending on the location of the active dens, other wildlife occassionaly wander and graze close to the camps, and we sometimes able to locate & encounter herds of musk-ox cows & calves as they meander and graze the fresh growths of springtime foliage, as well as stray caribou.

 

Click here for a more detailed map explanation about the tundra wolf range in Nunavik Canada

 

Check out this wonderful full length BBC documentary we helped
organize and guide - which shows incredible never-before filmed wolves & caribou
interaction, and remarkable den site footage of wild tundra wolves & their pups
:

'Caribou & Wolves - the Endless Dance'

 

The careful eye will discover another world underfoot during the subtle, yet most beautiful Arctic springtime
flower bloom at this special time of year...

 

Lupin / photo copyright David Welbourne

alpine azaleas in spring bloom on the tundra /  photo courtesy Beverley Morris

 

Just bloomed fireweed along the river / copyright David Welbourne

 

Curious cross-fox kit /  photo copyright Eric Peterson

During the 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' expeditions, and throughout most of the summer - Arctic fox, cross fox & red fox frequent and den in these areas, and often we are able to locate the active dens.

Wonderful springtime miniature flower bloom, the long days with the midnight sun, the tinkling of ice break-up, immersion in ancient native history, archaeology and incredible tundra/esker landscapes - all highlight this unusual adventure in the remote Canadian Far North!

 

Plying the lake by boat amidst the ice flows during the spring ice breakup /  photo courtesy Tracy Gall
Boating amidst ice break-up

 

Please email us to request the detailed trip supplement for 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' trips in PDF format




Click
here to make your reservation on the 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' Expeditions!



'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' 2018:
Three Departures:
Seats Left
Prices (Rates do not include HST tax)

 

July 9-14, 2018

 

5
Single: $5,450.00 CAD / $4,500.00 USD
Double:
$9,995.00 CAD / $8,300.00 USD

 

July 14-19, 2018

 

8
Single: $5,450.00 CAD / $4,500.00 USD
Double:
$9,995.00 CAD / $8,300.00 USD

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 per person per week booked is required at time of registration

You also have the choice to combine two back-to-back trips of 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' at a reduced rate! Add on $3,995.00 CDN / $2,995.00 USD per person (+ tax)

Please email us to request the detailed trip supplement for 'Search for the Legendary Tundra Wolves' trips in PDF format

 

 


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Caribou & Wolves - 'The Endless Dance'

Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures was proud to facilitate cinematographer Jeff Turner and crew of River Road Films to several wild wolf den sites, and to the Great Summer Caribou migration. Jeff got some awesome footage - with several grizzlies coming in to a remote water crossing to feed in several caribou that were stuck in the boulders of a creek crossing. During the spring of 2004, Jeff also got some quality wolf pup footage on the Thelon.  The wildlife documentary was aired in 2005 in the US on Animal Planet and in the UK on BBC2 on a series called 'The Natural World'. The full video is also now on U-Tube - click here or on photos to view. 

Jeff had this to say about his trips with us: 

"I have filmed wolves, caribou and grizzly bears in many areas of the Canadian Arctic over the past 15 years and I have to say that the barrenlnds is without a doubt the most beautiful piece of Arctic tundra I have ever experienced. It is a world class wilderness with some of the planets most spectacular scenery and wildlife that is hard if not impossible to see anywhere else. I know of no other place where you can go and watch wild wolves around their den. Wolves are one of the most difficult animals to get close to in the wild and Tom and his crew have been doing it here for years. That says a lot about their sensitivity and success as wildlife guides. Tom and his crew at Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures are ideally placed to give access to this wonderful landscape. There is no-one with more experience and knowledge of the area and they have setup a comfortable, warm and homey camp with good food and facilities in the middle of this wilderness. They live lightly on the land here trying always to keep the imprint of man to a minimum in this pristine place. I admire and appreciate the work they do and wish them much success in the future."

Jeff Turner
River Road Films
Princeton, BC, Canada

 

 

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